InDesign Help desperatly needed!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by stimpycat, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi - I am running indesign CS3 and have got myself into a hole with some financial reports I am doing with a client - for some reason CS3 doesn't seem to have the option to pad cells - which is causing me a real headache.

    The problem is I want the bold separating lines to have gaps between the two columns - as it is there is no inside padding on the cells and so any line looks like a complete line as opposed to 2.

    I have attached an image of the problem - I can obviously put a column between them both but that really isn't ideal as it creates an extra column with extra lines.

    The problem (want a gap between the thick lines - 2007 and 2006)
    http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture3tu5.png

    Sample solution (not ideal at all)
    http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2fc0.png
     
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    snickelfritz

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    #2
    Try this...

    This is from CS2:
    Select the text.
    Table>Cell Options>Text.
    Set the cell insets.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope - :(
     
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    zarathustra

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    You mean like this?
     

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  5. macrumors 68000

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    you can select the cells on either side in the columns you want to have visually separated, and then create a white line 4-5 points thick between those two columns...or do you really want 2 thin dividing lines between the columns?

    I don't think we're exactly clear on what you want it to look like...
     
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    How can you make excel editable in indesign, you just dropped it in?
     
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  8. macrumors member

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    possible solution?

    I don't know if you can do what you want with tables settings, but I've mimicked the effect using a paragraph style sheet, by adding a "rule below" and adjusting the offset to have the rule sit where you need it.
     

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  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent! TY
     

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